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Arkadian Storyline & Concept Art Pt.2
As many EU-participants will know, Planet Arkadia will soon be arriving in the Entropia Universe. This follows-on from our previous Feature Special 'Arkadian Storyline & Concept Art' on 18|12|10, where we published introductions to the first three Arkadian Storyline instalments. Below are introductions to instalments four, five & six of the Arkadian Storyline strait from Planet Arkadia Forum. Following this are some further examples of the fantastic concept art of one of Arkadia Studios principle illustrators, Feng Zhu.
Arkadian Storyline: Instalments four, five & six (intro's...).
Four: To Risk the World
Date: 22 SEP 3007
Location: Milton Lee’s laboratory
‘But you can’t connect The Signal to the global network!’ Milton Lee’s assistant repeated as he followed the professor around the laboratory, much to Lee’s annoyance.
‘We barely know anything about this signal,’ he continued. ‘Even the Military refer to it as just The Signal. For all we know it could be transmitting a virus. If we connect it to the network it could infect the whole planet! It would be the same as what the Robots did a few years ago.’
‘Don’t be such a coward!’ Lee snapped. ‘When have I ever been wrong? We both know I’ve successfully developed an algorithm that will decrypt The Signal, given time. We know it hasn’t harmed the laboratory’s internal systems. Even you agree this isn’t anything the Robots could’ve produced! Stop worrying.’ Lee returned his attention to his work.
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Five: Converging Paths
Title: Converging Paths
Date: 01 OCT 3007
Place: Federal Imperial Navy Headquarters
Space Station Vigilant
‘Commodore Harvir?’ Milton Lee asked.
Harvir turned at the sound of the voice, expecting to see yet another clerk rushing to give him some final notes before the briefing. Instead he found himself facing the scientist who had decrypted The Signal. He was easily recognisable since the media had seen fit to broadcast his face at every available opportunity, along with the extract of the decrypted Signal. Harvir hadn’t realised Lee was on Vigilant, but he was almost certain there was no way that Lee could have arrived here uninvited.
‘I'm Milton Lee; I’m the one who cracked The Signal.’
‘Yes, I recognise you. How can I help you?’ Harvir asked, wanting to get to the point. There were only a few minutes before the briefing and he didn’t want to be late.
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Six: Rolling the Dice
Title: Rolling the Dice
Date: 08 OCT 3007
Place: Bridge, IFNS Cutlass
Toán Harvir looked down at his display on the bridge of the IFNS Cutlass, Flagship of the newly formed Liberation Fleet. He had spent most of the day reviewing the Fleet’s composition. He couldn’t say that he was entirely happy with what he saw. Over half the ships were civilian, ranging from converted merchant transports to privately owned vessels supplied by the different groups interested in Arkadia. He didn’t know how he was supposed to co-ordinate a fleet with so many civilian ships in a potentially hostile zone, especially when many were unarmed. He had no problem with the supply or medical ships since they were vital to any military engagement, but it was a different story for the ships owned by mining companies, private entrepreneurs and scientific vessels. There was even a ship leased by the Archaeological society, a small but high tech cruiser.
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Instalments seven, eight, nine & ten will follow shortly.
Planet Arkadia concept art by Feng Zhu. Courtassy of Arkadia Studios.
Included 22|12|10. ES Admin.